Mahachi Nets Late Winner For Arrows
Absa Premiership Report: Platinum Stars v Golden Arrows 20 September 2017
Result: Platinum Stars 0-1 Golden Arrows
Date: 20 September 2017
Venue: Royal Bafokeng Stadium
Kudakwashe Mahachi scored a stoppage-time penalty to hand Golden Arrows a 1-0 win over Platinum Stars on Wednesday night.
Abafana Bes'thende took the game to Dikwena in the opening exchanges of the encounter with quick and crisp passing.
After 20 minutes of play Stars were sitting deep in their own half, with the visitors trying to break them down with Kudakwashe Mahachi and Lerato Lamola featuring prominently.
Bonginkosi Ntuli had a glorious opportunity in the 37th minute to put Roger De Sa's troops ahead but he fluffed his chance with only the goalkeeper Nkosingiphile Gumede to beat at close range.
Stars stayed resolute in defence despite constant attacks from Clinton Larsen's troops as the two teams went into the halftime break goalless.
After 55 minutes Dikwena had turned out differently, taking the game to Arrows.
Larsen's charges were wasteful upfront with Lamola missing a couple of chances going into the 70th minute.
Gumede kept Abafana Bes'thende in the game in the 83rd minute parrying away Vuyo Mere's right footed shot inside the box.
Kudakwashe Mahachi scored a winning goal for Arrows in stoppage time through a penalty to break Dikwena's hearts.
Here's how they lined up:
Stars: 31. Mzimela, 36. Mwedihanga, 31.Zulu, 3. Mlilo, 18. De Jongh, 2. Mere, 38. Mkhabela, 22. Ng'ambi, 34. Mbatha, 36. Sesinyi, 37. Ntuli.
Arrows: 32. Gumede, 14. Dube, 21. Mngwenge, 5. Mzava, 2. Nkombelo, 8. Cele, 24. Molefe, 17. Jooste, 11. Mahachi, 27. Magubane, 41. Lamola.